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A young boy in red shirt and blue jeans wanders through the countryside and catches a fish. Poetic documentary-style evocation of a child's awareness of his environment. Producer: Dale Johnson. With: "Ralph" (Boy). In Ektachrome.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Johnson (Dale)
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Children; Nature; Environment
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Totally dis-jointed
How strange that this young boy finds "wonderment" in a the life around him... The frogs, the birds, the other animals he encounters. Yet, there he is at the end taking life. No consideration (or consistency) in his expanded "world view". From the first worm he sacrificed to the last fish he hooked - What a shame that films like this were supposed to show the molding of character. Sad.
Subject: A Day in the Life of: Ralph
A visual diary, "Journey Through A Day" follows a boy spending a routine summer day in the country. More meditative than informative, it has an appealing relaxed quality. While not technically superior, it has a good variation of shots and the lack of dialogue gives it an intimate feel.
The scene where Ralph runs like he's frightened (with ominous background music), made me think I missed something. Maybe in deleted scenes we would see him poking at bear cubs.
The fishing sequences and dramatic light at beginning and end make for fitting bookends to the film.
Subject: journey through a day
all i could think about was "I hope he doesn't get leprosy from that armadillo."
Subject: Just Okay.
I understood the point of this film, but I did not find the photography that great, and felt the film could have been a little shorter. (Especially the day dreaming sequence.)
Subject: A g E m
there are some excellent build-up moments!
YES INDEED SPuzz!
damn point it i S!
it's what we all need MOre of...
Subject: Simply Beautiful!
One of the more gloriously beautiful pictures in the Prelinger Archive. The movie may have some people scratching their heads, but I had a wonderful time watching "Ralph" enjoying a summer day, catching fish, catching lizards, bothering more birds, setting bait for ants, seeing things in the clouds, daydreaming, running and so forth. No dialogue, and some may say it has no point. But that IS the point. A real find, and a MUST SEE on this site!